Recap: Houston Rockets 122 – Denver Nuggets 111

Nov 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) dunks the ball during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets scored first and never looked back, beating the Denver Nuggets 122-11, and ending a 7 game losing streak to Denver. The most impressive team performance this season for the Rockets was capped by a 17-24 free shooting performance from Dwight Howard who finished with 25 points, and 7 boards. Howard only attempted 6 shots, but the Nuggets attempted the Hack-A-Howard in the 4th and it did not work.

 

The Rockets had seven players in double-figures, including Chandler Parsons who kicked off the great offensive output in the first quarter, with a 3-point play, and a 4-point play. finishing with 20 points, James Harden handed out 9 dimes, and scored a modest 17 points. Patrick Beverley found the touch from deep making 3-4 from deep finishing with 11 points, while Jeremy Lin tallied 16 points and 7 dimes.

 

Denver Nuggets Home Denver Nuggets
PLAYER GAME
Min FGM-A FTM-A 3PM-A Off
Reb
Def
Reb
Tot
Reb
Asst Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Kenneth Faried, F 25 4-11 0-0 0-0 5 5 10 1 1 0 1 4 8
Jordan Hamilton, F 14 4-8 0-0 0-3 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8
J.J. Hickson, C 27 7-12 0-1 0-0 5 3 8 0 1 1 0 4 14
Ty Lawson, G 39 11-19 4-6 2-4 0 2 2 17 2 1 5 3 28
Randy Foye, G 25 2-12 2-2 2-7 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 8
Wilson Chandler 29 5-10 2-2 2-6 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 14
Evan Fournier 21 4-10 1-2 1-3 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 6 10
Timofey Mozgov 17 3-6 3-4 0-0 6 4 10 0 0 1 0 2 9
Andre Miller 16 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 0
Darrell Arthur 13 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 6
Nate Robinson 12 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 3
Quincy Miller 1 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 240 45-99
(.455)
13-18
(.722)
8-24
(.333)
18 25 43 22 8 7 13 33 111
Team Rebounds: 43 Technicals: 0
Ejections: 0 DQ’s: 1 Player: Fournier (1)
Points off turnovers: 19 Team Turnovers: 13
Fast Break Points: 10 Points in the Paint: 60
Biggest Lead: 0
DNP: Anthony Randolph (coach’s decision) , Danilo Gallinari (inactive) , JaVale McGee (inactive)

 

Houston Rockets Home Houston Rockets
PLAYER GAME
Min FGM-A FTM-A 3PM-A Off
Reb
Def
Reb
Tot
Reb
Asst Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Chandler Parsons, F 34 8-13 3-3 1-2 2 4 6 3 1 0 3 0 20
Terrence Jones, F 32 6-11 1-4 1-2 4 8 12 2 1 3 3 2 14
Dwight Howard, C 29 4-6 17-24 0-0 0 7 7 1 0 1 4 5 25
James Harden, G 36 5-16 5-5 2-6 2 3 5 9 1 1 3 5 17
Patrick Beverley, G 27 4-7 0-0 3-4 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 2 11
Jeremy Lin 32 6-11 4-6 0-2 0 4 4 7 1 1 1 3 16
Omri Casspi 18 3-9 0-0 1-3 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 1 7
Donatas Motiejunas 16 5-6 1-2 1-1 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 5 12
Francisco Garcia 14 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
Ronnie Brewer 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Brooks 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 240 41-81
(.506)
31-44
(.705)
9-21
(.429)
12 35 47 27 6 9 16 23 122
Team Rebounds: 47 Technicals: 0
Ejections: 0 DQ’s: 0
Points off turnovers: 16 Team Turnovers: 16
Fast Break Points: 14 Points in the Paint: 62
Biggest Lead: 23
DNP: Omer Asik (ill) , Greg Smith (coach’s decision) , Isaiah Canaan (inactive) , Robert Covington (inactive)

 

The key players were Terrence Jones, and the emergence of Donatas Motiejunas who had played all of 9 minutes this season, nailed his first three of the season and finished with 12 points. D-Mo was clearly eager to play and did not waste any of his minutes, going as far to showcase his own euro-step on a fast break.

Terrence Jones had to match the hustling, and intensity of Nuggets Kenneth Faried and he did just that. Jones compiled 12 boards, and 14 points on 6-11 shooting.

The Nuggets struggled to cut lead, and for the first time this season the Rockets built a lead and maintained it throughout.

Next up for the Rockets are the Boston Celtics at 8pm on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center!

 

Topics: Denver Nuggets, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA, Terrance Jones

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